Sample And Pattern Terminology
In apparel manufacturing; various terms are used to express the specific task. Here, I have given some apparel terms and definitions which will help you.
Types Garment Sample and Pattern:
The following terminology is mostly used in the apparel industry to define the specific task in the different sections of apparel manufacturing. They are-
A group of paper sheets that contain the followings is called a product package. It is essential to develop a sample garment.
- Apparel design and sketches
- Apparel measurements
- Trimmings and details
- Order quantity and size ration
- Fabric specification and details
- Packing instructions
- Order details
The individual part of apparel which is shaped by hard drawing paper is called the pattern.
The pattern set which is used to make the sample garment is called the working pattern. Sample garment generally made of M.S = 1 set.
The garment represents the huge quantity of garments that is called sample garments.
The sample which is approved by the buyer is called the approved sample. Generally, 3 pieces samples are made for approval of the buyer. 2 pieces are sent to the buyer, and 1 piece is for counter-sample. After approval of sample; buyer takes one piece and sends the approved sample to the manufacturer. The merchandiser sends it for bulk production in the production unit.
Counter sample is one kind of approved sample which is not signed by the buyer is called counter sample. This sample is hung on the sewing floor for smooth production.
Stepwise increase or stepwise decrease of the master pattern is called pattern grading. Such XXX → XS → S → M.Set → L → XL → XXL.
The pattern which is used for bulk production is called the production pattern.
In sum, there are different terms and terminology are using in the apparel industry. So, one should have a clear concept about different terminology of apparel manufacturing.